Wonder about the recycling of its fixtures is a citizen it is important to participate.
Bulbs are waste and their elimination should not be lightly, that’s why there is recycling the bulbs.
The means implemented in our territorial communities to perform these recycling many more.
How do you sort of light bulbs?
To recycle bulbs are normally identified with a symbol “crossed-out trash.” Look for these symbols, they will help you in your sorting!
According to Digopaul, all incandescent bulbs and halogen bulbs can be thrown in the trash with household waste: but not with the glasses! They contain no components requiring special treatment, which allows a normal elimination.
On the other hand, some bulbs need to be collected:
the fluorescent tubes,
CFLs (or low-energy) lamps: fluorescent tubes and lamps CFLs contain mercury. To preserve our environment and avoid the pollution of the atmosphere, soil or water, this component must be recycled or disabled,
Lamps LEDs: the LEDs are regarded as an electronic component and it is as such that they are recycled.
Where to recycle light bulbs?
To recycle bulbs settle in specific collection containers set up and managed by Récylum, the eco-organization non-profit and approved by the public authorities.
You will easily notice them at the entrance of some supermarkets.
Distributors are required by law to return used bulbs, on the basis of 1: 1, meaning that you must purchase the same number as what you bring.
The waste and many local communities now organize the collection of bulbs.
Different types of bulb recycling
Agency that retrieves these containers forward them in recycling plants that waste should be processed:
The glass of the fluorescent tubes used: is recovered for the manufacture of new tubes.
The glass of the other bulbs: is recovered to make insulators and abrasives.
Iron, aluminum and copper, i.e. contacts, and the units, metals are reused in the manufacture of new products.
Plastics are valued thermally, which is incinerated.
Mercury, toxic mineral that does not decay, is recycled or to neutralize. Its strong propagation in the atmosphere, in the soil or in water would be harmful to our environment.
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